Henna is a powdered material, which is used to colour hair, hands, nails and other body parts. Some people use it to colour their animals like goats and chickens as well. For example, the Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Adha every year and sacrifice animals all over the country. There is a tradition of decorating the bodies of those animals and some people dye them with henna.
Interestingly, henna was used to cure patients in the past. However, its use has been restricted to dying now. The word henna has actually been derived from the Arabic word ‘hinna’ and this term is used in the entire Middle East and African countries. Moreover, it is used for tattooing purposes as well. Muslims see the permanent tattoos as a sin, so they use henna, which fades out in a couple of weeks.
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There is no difference between henna and mehndi, as both are used to represent the same product. However, the latter term is used in Asian countries like India and Pakistan. Moreover, it is also known to be a tradition in a Hindu and Muslim wedding.
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